From viewer Laurie Buske.
Lavender Dryer Balls:
100% wool yarn
2 tbsp. lavender buds
Recycled softener sheet
Lavender essential oil (recipe below)
Place buds on softener sheet secure with twist tie, cut off extra.
Wrap yarn around and keep wrapping in different directions until you have a user-friendly size, at least a 2” diameter. Secure yarn end into yarn ball, must be wrapped tightly.
Place a few drops of lavender oil. Slip into panty hose, secure tightly with a small piece of yarn. Repeat for as many dryer balls you desire.
Place into washer hot water and agitate. Place in dryer with clothing. After several uses the balls will become felted and can be removed from the panty hose and used for many years.
*Never buy softener sheets again, reduce static, lower drying time by 25%.
Lavender Essential Oil:
Small glass bottle with lid
Sterilize glass bottle. Fill bottle completely with lavender buds. (buds must be completely dried for this recipe) Slowly fill bottle with oil till all the buds are covered. Place in a sunny spot for 2-4 weeks. Turning upside down occasionally. Strain buds from oil, with coffee filter. Place in dark bottle to increase shelf life of oil.
*lavender oil is an essential in many lavender projects.
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